It’s Spring – it’s green!

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I think this happens every year around this time… you know, when spring is finally here to stay, when you can smell it in the air. When everything is fresh and green, these couple of weeks while even the hillsides are green before summer heat turns them brown.  It’s right about now…that I miss England, and wish I could visit again. Wish I could be sitting on that bench right now, with a book in hand.

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See why I miss it? 😉  Just this morning I was paging through last’s year’s 30 days in England feature when I blogged about England every day…ah all those lovely memories came rushing back. So I decided to share a couple more England pictures today.

Wherever you are today… I hope the sun is shining! 😀

Always, Aims

Converse All Stars

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They’ve been on my list for awhile (dare I say years?).  So I’m kind of excited I found a pair of normal black high top converse all stars. The best part? I (apparently) fit into a boys size five so I only paid $20 😛

So, now that I finally own a pair… I’m open to suggestions.

Do you wear All Stars? What do you pair them with? Ever wear them with dresses/skirts? With skinny jeans? What’s you’re favourite All Stars + _____ combo?

Always, Aims

Hat Post: Light Green and Aviators

Another “poor-boy” hat.  It’s also another gift hat.  Hat’s that are gifts are always awesome because… well, chances are I probably wouldn’t have it otherwise… 🙂 Yup. I love the textured look of this hat… and it’s green 😉

The ‘aviators’ are vintage…1970s maybe? hehe.

Happy Monday!

Always, Aims

Remmy: Germany Pt.1

I must be getting better with remembering to take pictures of Remmy when I travel because I have enough to split “Germany” into two posts. 🙂 The above picture is Remmy’s first picture in Germany, he’s sitting on top of my suitcase in the Frankfurt airport. (I traveled to Germany in Aug./Sept. 2011).

On the Rhine River.

At the Deutsches Eck, in Koblenz where the Moselle and Rhine River’s meet.

Still the at the Deutsches Eck.  With statue of the German Emperor, William 1 (William the Great) in the backround.

Driving in Europe… enough said. 😛

In Autostadt, the Volkswagen Plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. One of the famous VW towers in the backround.

When your last name is a German word… it’s amusing to see it on a bottle of shampoo… 100% Glanz, I think yes!

One of the warmer days we were there, we went to (their version) of the beach. Remmy came too. 🙂

Always, Aims

Next week, Remmy in Berlin.

1 Subject 10 Ways

One of today’s assignments was this: Pick one subject and shoot it 10 ways. I chose my little “Canada ring”.

Obviously, above it’s on a camera because I’m at a photography course.

I’m kind of “old-school” in that I still take notes in a notebook. My ring with my notebook.

It was raining outside. My ring on one of the bricks in the little courtyard outside.

The ips logo… IPS is the company with which I’m doing this course.

On my feet…because they take me everywhere I go 🙂

On a lamp

My lens cap

The place I’m taking the course is in an old hotel, build in the 1890s.  My ring the old window lock.

With my computer…

Back on my hand where it’s meant to be 🙂

Always, Aims

Grandpa’s Hands…

My Grandfather’s hands.

This picture is special to me for sentimental value as much as anything else. A picture of my Grandpa, doing something he loves to do.  A man who plays every note by ear… a man who, when he was young, used his lunch breaks to play guitar. A man who, shared his love of music with his children, and who in turn poured that same love into their children.  I’m one of the grandchildren, who has grown up surrounded by music, and the love of family…the love of my grandparents.

I don’t think I’ve realized how blessed am…to have grown up with all four of my grandparents close by. To be showered in their prayers and affection, and to learn from how they have lived their lives.  I couldn’t begin to write about everything I’ve learned from them… but a couple things that come to mind. First and foremost, their love for Christ…and how they have all strived to live His love, and to share His love with those around them; wether strangers, friends, or family. To keep a sense of humour, even in tough times.  When I think of the marriages of both sets of my grandparents, I know what “true love” is…and I know it’s more than fuzzy feelings inside, because I’ve seen them come through some hard times, and I know it’s possible to adore your spouse even after over 50 years of marriage. To do job, and to do it right. Take time for the ones you love. Think before you act…it might lead to injury if you don’t.  Generosity.  Hospitality.  Caring about “un-carable” people.  Think of others before yourself.  Well the list could continue…and continue.  Suffice to say…I’ve been blessed; extremely.

And, I’m thankful.

Always, Aims

Post Number 100?!

My 100th blog post…how cool it that?! 🙂

(Where has the time gone?!)

It’s been just over five months since I started blogging consistently (and yes, I know the last couple weeks haven’t been that consistent. 😛 ) Summer has been crazy with so many extra little things and parties and…everything!

However, looking back over the few months that I’ve been blogging…it’s been exciting; a learning experience – to be sure – but in a great one! 🙂 I love looking at my stats page… to see which countries have viewed my blog (to date, 73 different countries have viewed this blog…that’s pretty amazing if you think about it!) adding up to over 13,000 blog visits with over 200 followers. Connecting with so many different people from so many different places would never have happened otherwise! When I log into WordPress it’s almost as if the whole world shrinks and is suddenly at my fingertips… (but that’s just one of the wonders of the internet in general, I guess.) But, it still amazes me – so there. 😛

So thanks, to my followers, to my family, and to my friends (those who comment and those who don’t 😉 ) for all the support! Blogging would be boring without you all!

It’s been a fantastic journey so far, thanks for joining me during my first 100… I for one, am looking forward to the next 100! 😀

Always, Aims

P.s. I promised myself once, that I would never publish a blog post without (at least) one picture…however, my mind kept coming up blank trying to think of a picture to go with this post. (This also may or may not have to do with the fact that it’s Monday morning and I haven’t had coffee yet…) I just can’t even think of something that would be fitting. :-S

So, my 100th blog post is also my first picture-less post!